Tuesday April 4, 2017

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We are still working hard in reading small groups. I am so proud of these kiddos and how far they have come in their reading!

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The spelling skill this week has proved to be difficult for the kids. We are working on spelling the base word first and then adding the suffix. The -ly suffix means that it is “in a (     ) way.” The -ful suffix means “Full of (     ).”

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Monday April 3, 2017

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Students worked on writing a cinquain poem yesterday. We first wrote one together as a class and then they came up with their own.

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We did a review game to practice for our Chapter 7 math test.

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We learned about when to add -er and -est to words to compare them.

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This week stumped a lot of the kids. Everyone will be on list A this week.

Monday March 27, 2017

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Here are our VIPs for today. Every student earned at least 1 character card today. They are all in the running for the table now.

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Our spelling skill this week is compound words.

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Students made a clock today that will help them practice telling time.

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We started our engineering unit in science today. Students learned about the design process and completed the ASK, Imagine, and Plan steps of the process. They were told that they will get 10 straws, tape, a piece of card stock, and aluminum foil to build a boat that will hold the most pennies. Tomorrow the groups will create their boat and then we will test the boats in a bucket of water.

Thursday March 16, 2017

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We finished our class acrostic poem today. Then students worked on their own.

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We took a math assessment today that included all first grade math skills taught throughout the year. I talked to kids about how some of the concepts haven’t been taught yet, but to just try their best. This will show me which skills have been mastered already. We will take it again at the end of the year to see how they improve. I will share these results on the data sheet I send home with report cards.

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We had an amazing presentation from Dean Jacobs today. He is a Nebraska native who has been traveling the world for many years. He shared his experiences with us today.  You can visit his website to see more information. http://www.deanjacobs.org/index.html

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We have been working on adjectives a lot over the last few weeks. Students got creative today with their adjectives. They wrote 6 adjectives for how they would describe themselves on the rainbow strips. Then we got a little messy with glitter!

Wednesday March 15, 2017

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There was a skill on the last quick quiz that the class as a whole struggled with. They were expected to find 1/4 of the objects. We will be practicing this during our calendar time every day.

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Today was a tough concept. They were answering questions based off of circle graphs.

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We moved onto our next poem today, Acrostic. They started with brainstorming their topic.

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Congrats to Grace, our next roadrunner with character. Also to Charlie, our popcorn with the principal winner.

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We spent some time to predict the winner of the March Madness Tournament. Lots of kids think Creighton will make it to the end 🙂

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We got creative with pointillism today.

Wednesday March 8, 2017

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Here is what we have for our yellow donations for Spring into Art Night so far. Thank you so much!

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Nora and Sam were our VIPs today.

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We have been talking about dividing shapes into fourths and halves.

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We are starting our poetry unit in writing.

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We discussed facts and details from the story, Mister Bones.

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Our art turned out so cool today! We used watercolors, scrapbook paper, and tissue paper. We discussed using a horizon line.

Tuesday March 7, 2017

FYI this went home in Friday folders last week. Information about the first grade program.

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Madalyn and Maddax were our VIPs today.

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Students worked on the comprehension skill, asking questions. They wrote down one question they would ask Barnum Brown. This is who our story, Mister Bones, is about this week. He searched for dinosaur fossils and put them together in museums.

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Our spelling skill this week is the long o sound made with ow and oa.

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Jenna’s group finished reading a story about Frogs and Toads. While they were reading they found ways to compare the two animals. Then they took the information collected to write a paragraph.